The National Board for Respiratory Care Adult Critical Care Specialist Examination (NBRC-ACCS) is an examination for the certification credential of respiratory practitioners in the United States. The NBRC-ACCS is developed and owned by the National Board for Respiratory Care and administers the examination through its for-profit private stock testing company Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.
The NBRC requires the candidate be 18 years old at the time of application for the examination and must also be a registered respiratory therapist with one year of intensive care experience.
Those who are actively certified as a Respiratory Care Adult Critical Care Specialist are permitted to use the post-nominal letters "ACCS" or "RRT-ACCS" depending on their preference.
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